According to the OpenADR Alliance, certified systems were first adopted by utilities in California, but now the technology is quickly spreading to other regions through the backing of utilities worldwide, including American Electric Power, Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Energy, Hawaii Electric Company and NV Energy.
EnTouch360° DR is one of EnTouch’s Energy Management as a Service (EMaaS) offerings. It provides assistance with the management of peak energy demand, which allows restaurants and retailers to voluntarily reduce their energy usage when rates are the highest.
EnTouch360° DR can implement demand response features on HVAC, lighting or other selected loads. It also provides real-time metering and verification and can be remotely accessed for pricing, event and control signaling.
By utilizing advanced group aggregation capabilities, a restaurant or retailer customer can set DR policies and apply those policies across a distributed portfolio.